Seema (actress)

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Seema
Seema (actress).jpg
Seema at Asianet Serial Location
Born Shanthakumari
(1957-05-22) May 22, 1957 (age 57)
Choolaimedu, Chennai, India
Other names Shanthi
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1974 - present
Spouse(s) I. V. Sasi
Children Anu, Ani
Parents Madhavan Nambiar, Vasanthy

Seema is an Indian actress.[1] She has performed in approximately 250 films in Malayalam, nine in Tamil, seven in Telugu, three in Kannada and one in Hindi. Seema is still active in the movie industry.

Career[edit]

She began her career in Tamil film at the age of fourteen as a dancer. She debuted as an actress in director Lisa Baby's Nizhale Nee Sakshi but this film was shelved. (It was later completed with Vidhubala as heroine.) Veteran actor Vijayan rechristened her Seema during the filming of Nizhale Nee Sakshi.

At the age of 19, Seema starred as the heroine in her first movie in Malayalam titled Avalude Ravukal (Her Nights), directed by I. V. Sasi.[2] She continued acting till 1988 when she took a break after the Malayalam movie Mahayaanam. Seema became active again in 1998 in Olympiyan Anthony Adam. Seema won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress in 1984 and in 1985, and is known for her versatility. Vishudha Shanthi, a biography on her life was published by Didi Damodaran, a famous writer, in 2011.[3] She well known for her character Nachiyar in Sun TV serial Thangam. She achieved the Lifetime achievement award at the 59th Idea Filmfare festival at Chennai.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Seema has born to Malayali parents, Madhavan Nambiar and Vasanthy, at Choolaimedu, Chennai. Her father was from Thalassery and mother was from Ambalamedu, Thrippunithura. Her father was working with T.V.S Parcel Service, Madras. He divorced her mother and left when she was 7 years old and remarried later. She has a younger step-sister, Lakshmi. She had her primary education from P.N Dhawan Adarsh Vidyalaya, Chennai[5]

She is married to famous Malayalam movie director I.V. Sasi on 28 August 1980. The couple have a daughter Anu Milan and a son Ani. Anu has acted in Sasi's movie Symphony.

Veteran actor Vijayan gave her the name Seema.[6]

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards

  • 1984: Best Actress - Aksharangal, Aalkuttathil Thaniye
  • 1985: Best Actress - Anubandham

Filmfare Awards

  • 1983: Best Actress - Aaroodam
  • 1984: Best Actress - Aksharangal, Aalkuttathil Thaniye
  • 1985: Best Actress - Anubandham
  • 2011: Lifetime Achievement Award

Partial Filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  1. Geethaanjali (2013)
  2. Manushyamrugam (2011)
  3. Naadakame Ulakam (2011)
  4. Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action (2011)
  5. Four Friends (2010)
  6. Vella Thooval (2009)
  7. Thirunakkara Perumal (2009) .... Lakshmikutty/Achamma
  8. Perumaal (2008)
  9. Aayudham (2008)
  10. Indraneelam (2007)
  11. Nagaram (2007).... Chintamani Ammalu
  12. Pranayakalam (2007)..... Anna
  13. Prajapathi (2006) .... Indrani
  14. Udayam (2004)
  15. Kilichundan Mampazham (2003)
  16. Sradha (2000)
  17. Olympian Anthony Adam (1999)
  18. Arthana (1992)
  19. Mahayanam (1989)
  20. Ashokettante Aswathikuttikku (1989)
  21. Aazhikkoru Muthu (1989)...Sreedevi
  22. Ayarthi Thollayirathi Irupathonnu (also known as Nineteen Twenty-One) (1988)
  23. Ayitham (1988) .... Jagamma
  24. Mukthi (1988)
  25. Vicharana (1988)
  26. Abkari (1988)
  27. Paadha Mudra (1988)
  28. Vicharana (1988)
  29. Ormayil Ennum (1988).... Annie
  30. Mattoral (1988)
  31. Evidence (1988) .... Alphonsa
  32. Rahasyam Parama Rahasyam (1988).... Gauri
  33. Ormakalundayirikanam (1988)
  34. Sarvakalasala (1987).....Sharadamani
  35. Adimakal Udamakal (1987)
  36. Ithrayum Kaalam (1987).... Anna
  37. Naalkavala (1987)
  38. Nadodikattu (1987)
  39. Ee Kaikalil (1986)
  40. Aavanazhi (1986)
  41. Gandhinagar 2nd Street (1986)
  42. Vartha (1986)
  43. Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi (1986)
  44. Akalangalil (1986)
  45. Chekkeraanoru Chilla (1986)
  46. Koodanayum Kaattu (1986)
  47. Ente Sabdham (1986) .... Sumathi
  48. Ashtabandham (1986)
  49. Nilavinte Nattil (1986)
  50. Surabhi Yaamangal (1986)
  51. Njan Kathorthirikkum (1986)
  52. Pappan Priyapetta Pappan (1986)
  53. Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki (1985)
  54. Karimpin Poovinakkare (1985)
  55. Aa Neram Alppa Dooram (1985).... Ammini
  56. Gayathridevi Ente Amma (1985)
  57. Guruji Oru Vakku (1985)
  58. Anubandham (1985)
  59. Janakeeya Kodathi (1985)
  60. Idanilangal (1985).... Chinnammu
  61. Oru Thettinte Katha (1985)
  62. Vasantha Sena (1985) .... Shylaja Varma
  63. Shantam Beekaram (1985)
  64. Snehichakuttathinu (1985)
  65. Manyamahajanagale (1985)
  66. Vellarikka Pattanam (1985)
  67. Sandharbham (1984)
  68. Aalkkoottathil Thaniye (1984).... Ammukutty
  69. Veendum Chalikkunna Chakram (1984)
  70. Adiyozhukkukal (1984)
  71. Oru Sumangaliyude Kadha (1984)
  72. Athirathram (1984)
  73. Aksharangal (1984)
  74. Ivide Ingane (1984) .... Ammini
  75. Inakili (1984)
  76. Nilavinte nattil (1984)
  77. Oru Kochu Swapnam (1984)... Sulu
  78. Rakshassu (1984) .... Seema
  79. Manithali (1984)..... Ramlath
  80. Thirakal (1984) .... Saritha
  81. Thirakkil Alpa Samayam (1984)
  82. Karimbu (1984)
  83. Vanitha Police (1984)
  84. Sandharbham (1984)
  85. Kaanamarayathu (1984)
  86. Lakshmana Rekha (1984)
  87. Onnanu Nammal (1984)
  88. Kodathi (1984) .... Kavitha
  89. Nishedi (1984) .... Sheeja
  90. Sandhyakethinu Sindooram (1984)
  91. Radhayude Kamukan (1984)
  92. America America (1983)...... Neena
  93. Iniyenkilum (1983)
  94. Manassoru Mahaasamudram (1983).... Ranjini
  95. Naanayam (1983)
  96. Rugma (1983)
  97. Angam (1983) .... Marykutty
  98. Deepaaradhana (1983)
  99. Asuran (1983)
  100. Aroodam (1983)
  101. Kathi (1983)
  102. Maniyara (1983)... Noorjahan
  103. Ashrayam (1983)
  104. Oru Madapravinte Kadha (1983)
  105. Oru Mukham Pala Mukham (1983)
  106. Sandhyakku Virinja Poovu (1983)
  107. Innalenkil Nale (1982)
  108. Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam (1982)
  109. Shaari Alla Shaarada(1982)
  110. Thadakom (1982)
  111. Beedikunjamma(1982).... Devu
  112. Aaroodam (1982)
  113. Rakthasakshi (1982)
  114. Komaram (1982)
  115. Chiriyo Chiri (1982)
  116. Enikkum Oru Divasam (1982)
  117. Maattuvin Chattangale (1982)
  118. Thadavara (1981) .... Rema
  119. Ahimsa (1981)
  120. Archana Teacher (1981)
  121. Aarathi (1981)
  122. Sphodanam (1981) .... Lalitha
  123. Thushaaram (1981)
  124. Greeshmajwala (1981) .... Seetha
  125. Sankarsham (1981)
  126. Danthagopuram (1981)
  127. Kattukallan (1981)... Vanaja&Jalaja
  128. Kahalam (1981)
  129. Greeshmajwala (1981)
  130. Sambhavam (1981)
  131. Chatta (1981)
  132. Avatharam (1981) .... Sreedevi
  133. Enne Snehikku Enne Matram (1981)
  134. Hamsageetham (1981)
  135. Karimpoocha (1981)
  136. Arangum Aniyarayum (1981) .... Asha & Sumathi
  137. Adhikaaram (1980) .... Geetha
  138. Ivar (1980)
  139. Angaadi (1980)
  140. Benz Vasu (1980)
  141. Digvijayam(1980)..... Uma
  142. Pappu (1980)
  143. Meen (1980)
  144. Karimpana (1980)
  145. Manushya Mrugam (1980) .... Anitha
  146. Moorkhan (1980).... Vilasini
  147. Kanthavalayam (1980)
  148. Theenalangal (1980) .... Raji
  149. Deepam (1980).... Thulasi
  150. Chaakara (1980) .... Rani
  151. Sakthi (1980)
  152. Prakadanam (1980) ... Preethi
  153. Mr. Michael (1980)
  154. Pavizhamuthu (1980)
  155. Chandrahaasam (1980) ..... Rajani
  156. Swargadevatha (1980)
  157. Theeram Thedunavar (1980)
  158. Ammayum Makalum (1980)
  159. Anthappuram (1980)
  160. Angakuri (1979)
  161. Manavadharmam (1979)
  162. Jimmy (1979) .... Rosie
  163. Pathivritha (1979)
  164. Vijayanum Veeranum (1979) .... Priya
  165. Ival Oru Nadodi (1979)
  166. Lajjavathi (1979)
  167. Ezhamkadalinakkare (1979).... Seetha
  168. Sarppam (1979)
  169. Prabhu (1979) ..... Bala
  170. Anupallavi (1979) .... Stella
  171. Sudhikalasham (1979)..... Sangeetha
  172. Anubhavangale Nandi (1979)
  173. Amrithachumbanam (1979)
  174. Prabhathasandhya (1979).... Ammini
  175. Aarattu (1979)
  176. Manasa Vacha Karmana (1979)
  177. Eeta (1978)
  178. Njaan Njaan Maathram (1978)
  179. Lisa (1978)
  180. Aval Kanda Lokam (1978)
  181. Padakuthira (1978)
  182. Avalude Ravukal (1978)
  183. Adavukal 18 (1978)
  184. Mannu (1978)
  185. Seemanthini (1978)
  186. Anubhoothikalude Nimisham (1978)
  187. Soothrakaari (1978)
  188. Manoradham (1978)
  189. Anumodhanam (1978)
  190. Puthariyankam (1978)
  191. Urakkam Varatha Rathrikal(1978).... Kavitha
  192. Snehathinte Mukhangal (1978)
  193. Ee Manohara Theeram (1978)....Caberet Dancer
  194. Vilakkum Velichavum (1978)
  195. Itha Ivide Vare (1977)
  196. Football Champion (1973) .... Dancer at swimming pool
  197. Nirthasala (1972) .... Dancer
  198. Achante Bharya (1971) .... Dancer

Tamil[edit]

  1. Siddhu +2 (2011)
  2. Pudhiye Vaarpugal (2008)
  3. Kaalai (2008)
  4. Anbe Sivam (2003)
  5. Bagavathi (2002)
  6. Baba (2002)
  7. Parthale Paravasam (2001)
  8. Enga Ooru Kannagi (1981)
  9. Ellame Oru Kairasi (1980)
  10. Kaali (1980)
  11. Kalyana Agathigal(1985)
  12. Pagalil Oru Iravu (1979)
  13. Kalyana Agathigal (1983)
  14. Yenge Oor Kannagi (1980)
  15. Ellaam Un Kairaasi (1980)

Telugu[edit]

  1. Thathayya Premaleelalu (1980)
  2. Kaali (1979)

Television career[edit]

  • Vamsam 2013–present
  • Thangam (sun TV) as Naachiyar
  • Ammavukku Randilu Raahu,
  • Chillu (Kairali channel)
  • Muhurtham[7]
  • Ammakili (Asianet)[8]
  • Alaudinte Albuthavilakku (Asianet)
  • Ival Yamuna (Mazhavil Manorama)

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